In a bomb shelter under attack in the Middle East, Dr. David Berceli, PhD observed what would become the foundation for much of his work. As mortar shells assaulted the shelter’s exterior, David observed as young children shook in terror and adults sat, stoic and unmoving.
“We train ourselves out of these endogenous rhythmic movements of the human body that actually are designed to help us reduce stress or release trauma,” David observed. “By trembling, those two year olds were actually healthier than the adults who simply froze that mechanism and didn't allow their body to discharge the excited [energy] that was being created by the mortar shells.”
This was the match that lit the flame for David, who then decided to dedicate his life to helping people deal with trauma, specifically in mass quantities. This led to the creation of the Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®), a series of exercises that stimulate the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. This system of exercises initiates the body’s natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating to release tension and calm the nervous system.
In this episode, Dr. Lakhia and Dr. David Berceli discuss all things trauma and how to release that through the body’s natural response to trauma and stress.
💡 Featured Expert 💡 Name: David Berceli, PhD
What he does: As an international author, presenter, and trainer in the area of trauma intervention, stress reduction, and resiliency and recovery training, David specializes in recovery with large populations. He is the creator of a revolutionary set of tension and trauma release exercises and the author of three books about releasing tension through therapeutic body tremors.
Company: https://traumaprevention.com/ (TRE® for All, Inc.)
Words of wisdom: “The tremor mechanism does not just heal what's going on in you now; it actually goes back in time inside your body to find those patterns that you completely learn to live with, or forgot you even had, or didn't even know you had. And it can undo all those patterns to bring your body to this present moment in its healthiest pulsating state that it can achieve.”
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-david-berceli-78406b13/ (LinkedIn)
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